Aviation From ROTC-All ROTCs

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  1. ILHunter92

    ILHunter92 USAFA Cadet

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    I was wondering if you go into an ROTC program, most likely via scholarship, what are your odds of becoming a pilot. This is for all programs such as Blackhawks in Army, Naval Pilot or Flight Officer, and Air Force.

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  2. nick4060

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    Im AFROTC and so far what I can tell it all depends on you and the effort you put in. I think the overall pilot selection rate this year for AFROTC was about 61%. From what Ive seen, if you get good grades, good PT, do well at FT and show your face around the det, getting a rated slot shouldnt be too hard.
     
  3. Pima

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    At UMD...everybody that had a strong AFOQT, at least a 3.0 GPA, involved with the det...GOT a UPT slot! Only 1 cadet did not get UPT oout of the program...his gpa was lower than 3.0!

    Beware...the military budget is under attack so ROTC will get hit before the SAs
     
  4. Just_A_Mom

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    Army ROTC works like USMA - they branch by order of merit. All of the ROTC cadets branch together.

    The "odds" really don't matter - IMO. IF YOU don't qualify for aviation you aren't going regardless.

    If you want a guarantee for Army Helicopters - check out UND and their aviation program. With an ROTC scholarship you get flight school and the Army pays for your flight fees:
    http://www.flyrotc.com/info.html
    The Marines PLC has a guaranteed aviation program.
    http://www.marineofficerprograms.com/pages/platoon-leaders-class-plc.php
    You don't do ROTC but instead do all the training in the summer. You can get some money for school but not a full scholarship like ROTC. They can guarantee aviation since they qualify you for it before you commission. You will even get flight training in the summer while in college.
    The Marines commission most of their officers through their PLC program.
     
  5. ILHunter92

    ILHunter92 USAFA Cadet

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    Thank you all very much! Especially you Just A Mom!
     
  6. ND88TN

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    I'm currently a midshipman 2nd class in NROTC.

    Selecting aviation, at our unit at least, is no problem. If you want it, assuming you are physically qualified (which seems to be the hardest part), you will get it. In the last two years everyone at my specific unit who has wanted to go pilot or NFO and is physically qualified has been selected to do so.

    Just my .02 from my NROTC experience.

    On a more personal note, I go down to Pensacola for my aviation physical in two weeks!
     
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  7. Pima

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    I would stress that the det is also a key factor. Your CC is going to be instrumental in supporting your decision. If your CC doesn't put a name to your face, they might give stronger support to the cadet with lower stats. Being a team player and involved within the det shows dedication.
     
  8. ILHunter92

    ILHunter92 USAFA Cadet

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    Thanks ND and Pima, if I do ROTC I plan to be very active with my det. I appreciate all the info you have given me! And I hope the physical went well!
     
  9. dsap12

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    ND88TN, does the same thing happen for marine midshipman if they want to be pilots?
     
  10. ND88TN

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    For Marine options the process is a little different, but we haven't had any trouble getting our Marine options their aviation contracts. I'm actually in the process of switching from Navy to Marine option right now. Not sure if I want to go aviation or not, but if I did, it wouldn't be hard to get that flight guarantee.

    I'm sure this experience isn't the same for all units, but ours seems to be really good at getting their mids what they want.
     

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